High School for Youth and Community Development
MARY PRENDERGAST, PRINCIPAL
Total Students: 381
The High School for Youth and Community Development (YCD) at Erasmus is committed to providing arts- and media-based programs with a focus on new media technologies. Our goal is to expand our college-readiness programs so that more students have increased real-world opportunities for postsecondary education and job training.
2 cool things about YCD
- We support college readiness through our partnerships with Counseling In Schools, The Leadership Program, CAMBA College Express, Brooklyn College and our Advanced Placement courses; each student will graduate from YCD with a web-based portfolio.
- In addition to girls and boys PSAL sports, and a wide variety of clubs, there is a double dutch team.
2 things you should know about YCD
- YCD offers several AP classes, SAT prep, tutoring and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP).
- Summer orientation is required for all freshmen.
How to get in
Priority is given to Brooklyn students or residents who attend an information session, then to NYC residents who attend an information session, then to Brooklyn students or residents, then to all NYC residents. Please contact the school for Open House dates and times.